Sedation Dentistry (Nitrous Oxide, Oral-Concious, and IV Sedation) – New York, NY (Midtown)*

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If setting up appointments for dental procedures causes you anxiety and fear, you're not the only one. Individuals of all ages have severe phobias about visiting the dentist. It is for this reason that Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, NY provides sedation dentistry options that will allow you to feel calm and relaxed throughout a dental procedure or treatment. Dr. Marianna Farber will meet with you during your consultation to thoroughly go over the various sedation options available at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in order to find the best choice for you.

Sedation Options

Commonly requested sedation dentistry methods are:

Nitrous oxide sedation, sometimes called laughing gas, is now a standard kind of sedation which provides mild and manageable sedation.

Oral-conscious sedation utilizes prescription medication to allow patients decreased stress prior to and while undergoing their procedure.

Intravenous (IV) sedation can be administered directly into an individual's veins to completely calm them during the process.

Best Candidates

Should you feel severe anxiety and fear at the idea of routine dental appointments or more complex dental procedures, then you're probably a candidate for sedation dentistry. Since there are powerful sedation choices for a variety of circumstances, Dr. Farber may ask you questions regarding your lifestyle and medical history to ascertain which sedation option is most effective for you.

What to Expect

What to expect during sedation dentistry will differ based on what method you've selected. For nitrous oxide sedation, the principal objective is to temporarily calm an individual by putting a hood over the individual's nose and mouth, which releases nitrous oxide gas. With IV sedation, the patient is eased into a heavily relaxed state from medicine administered through an IV before the procedure begins. Oral-conscious sedation is carried out by providing the patient with anti-anxiety medicine about a hour before their appointment to help them remain calm prior to and during the procedure. This specific method is unable to be adjusted after it's administered, as is also the case with some of the other sedation dentistry choices.


Before initiating any treatment using sedation, Dr. Farber will go over what can be expected following the procedure. Sometimes, you'll have to have somebody else take you home following your appointment. After the procedure, it's recommended that you stay hydrated and rest. You will be drowsy for the remainder of the day, but these side effects will subside in about 24 hours.

Insurance Coverage

Based on the kind of sedation selected for your treatment, your price and insurance benefits could vary. Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry will check with your insurance carrier ahead of time to evaluate what will be insured and what you might need to pay out-of-pocket following the therapy. Our facility accepts a variety of payment methods and can help you obtain medical financing.

Sedation Dentistry

You shouldn't be forced to suffer from phobias or nervousness to maintain ideal oral health. With sedation dentistry at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, your dental cleanings, exams, and treatments can become a constructive and peaceful visit. To get more information, call our staff to setup an appointment.

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.